CF is now introducing an A.A. specialization track for Digital Media as a part of the Visual Arts program. The electives for this program include digital media core courses, as well as studio art courses (Drawing and Design) and Art History. This A.A. program prepares the student to transfer to a Bachelor’s in Digital Media program and can prepare a student for a career as a digital artist in areas such as studio art, web design, 3-D modeling and simulation, graphic design, online publications, TV and film animation and more. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Fryns, Director, Visual and Performing Arts at email@example.com or 352-873-2322, ext. 1728.
Frequently Asked Questions about CF’s Digital Media courses:
Is this an A.A. or an A.S. program?
The Digital Media is a major area of interest in the A.A. program. It is intended for students to transfer to a four-year degree program.
What career options are available for this field?
The primary career tracks for those who study digital media are web design, film and TV production (including animation), video game design and production, graphic design and advanced manufacturing. Only a select few digital media artists are able to make a living as designers or professional digital media artists through commissions, exhibitions and teaching.
Are the electives for digital media offered at all CF campuses and centers?
The DIG core classes are here offered only at CF’s Ocala campus. Many of the general education and some of the other required electives (ART 1200C Basic Design and ART 1300C Freehand Drawing) are sometimes offered at the Citrus campus or Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida.
Do I need a portfolio to gain admission?
There is no portfolio admission process (we are open door) but there is to be considered for scholarship. We are mostly done with that process for FA 12 but there will be another chance for SP 13 semester. You will learn to create a portfolio in our DIG classes in order to submit for admission to whatever four-year university you are transferring to.
What are the prerequisites?
Please see an advisor to help create a course selection plan unique to your situation. The digital media required electives do occur in a specific order, beginning with DIG 2000 Introduction to Digital Media and ART 1300C Freehand Drawing. The pre-requisite for DIG 2000 is CGS 1100. There is an exam offered in the CF Testing Center called the IC3 Fast Track Computer Competency. If you are successful in passing this exam, you may be able to have the pre-requisite waived. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Fryns at ext. 1728 for more information. Please note that you may also need to satisfy some prep requirements.
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